Engineers are undertaking urgent repair work on a rail bridge in the Manea area to restore services as quickly as possible between Ely and Peterborough. Late last night, Network Rail, identified a fault following a regular survey of the bridge structure and in cooperation with our train operating partners, decided not to run passenger services between Ely and Peterborough to maintain the safety of passengers. This has allowed our engineers to carry out the urgent repair work which is expected to continue at least until the end of today. Engineers hope to be able to repair the fault in time for the weekend but further updates will be provided as work progresses.
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A bigger and better railway for Southend, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex passengers following May Day upgrades
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